Model Lais Ribeiro is a great looking birdie in this Michael Roberts editorial for L’Officiel Netherlands February issue. Monica Pillosio styles Lais in ‘Toda Menina Baiana” (strut your stuff), a celebration of the upcoming Bahia carnival.
I can’t look at these wonderful images of Lais celebrating Carnival and not think of our GlamTribale goddess Mami Wata. One of the most kick-butt goddesses I’ve come across, she is the patroness of GlamTribale and my forever connection to Africa and the disapora of Africans on the slave ships.
Working on my first photo shoot for GlamTribale last night, I explained that Mami Wata traveled the high seas as a defiant but spiritual force on the slave ships. She made her way through Haiti and on to Brazil, where Mami W is deeply revered.
Let’s look closely. She may be behind the scenes in this editorial. ~ Anne